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Killursa Leacht Cuimhne
 

County

Galway

Coordinates

N 53° 28' 03.18"   W 009° 08' 42.0"

Nearest town

Headford

Grid Ref.

M 23977 47001

Map No.

45

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

30

Date of visit

Monday 20 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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Killursa Leacht Cuimhne seen from the southwest, when entering the graveyard. In the background Killursa Church is visible.


In the graveyard that surrounds Killursa Church is a Leacht Cuimhne, a stone memorial typical of this part of the country. Unlike the other similar monuments seen so far, this has an irregular circular plan and is less elaborated, has two inscribed plaques and their dates are about one century later than the others.
This Leacht Cuimhne has a diameter of 80 centimetres and is 1.50 metres tall. It has a rounded cap. One of the two plaques faces southeast (115°) and commemorates Reverend Hugh Fergus who died on 24 February 1763. The other plaques faces southwest (205°) and commemorates Father John Fergus who died on 20 March 1767 aged 40.


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